César D. Velandia

Seeking Wisdom by Peter Bevelin

from Darwin to Munger

Wisdom seeker makes an attempt to understand how the likes of naturalist Charles Darwin and super investor Charles Munger have achieved incredible clear thinking and the ideas influencing their decisions. He also looks into ways to improve our own thinking while asking hard questions using a multidisciplinary approach. Excellent read if you are looking to understand some very valuable mental models.

Finished: Jan 2021
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐
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Seeking Wisdom
Peter Bevelin begins his fascinating book with Confucius’ great wisdom: “A man who has committed a mistake and doesn’t correct it, is com...

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This book is loaded with mental models in an exhaustive way and looks at ways of of reasoning, misjudgements, and biases. I feel the book is a bit dense and could be edited better, as a reader I'd prefer more depth in a few of the models presented. One thing that stands out are examples from the lives of elite thinkers such as Einstein, Feynman, and Buffet. It probably deserves a second read, and perhaps digging more in some of the most interesting ideas or keeping it at hand for reference and as a guide to find more about certain topics. Despite being well researched and very valuable, the writing style makes it slightly hard to recommend unless you are actively interested in learning about mental models and have read some other literature on the topic.



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